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none of the participants in the race is allowed to cross it to the moment the most difficult task is to make a careful assessment of the ship speed and direction so that she enters the stock corrido exactly on time it takes some complicated arithmetic to add up speeds and subtract minutes. yet what are they doing with. still lingering on the top gallant sails your. little. game we need twelve knots ok that's what we've got right now sail setting aborted three minutes to go what's the distance. finally they need to shut off the engines to help the ship navigate out of port. always fail in these competitions really otherwise they would be pointless said b. and that's why all of the engines to shut down five minutes before the start that's the rules. so with us from central control sr mechanic it's the way the plane
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writes now ok. well the lights is about to go on that the engine is shut down for good men is now under sail we'll talk about blow for. another. because it was great steering we sped away from the start. mig gets off to a good start a fair wind helps the ship pick up a speed of ten knots and take the lead the polish sailboat. pulls behind. the four sails of the largest of all the lower one is as large as two hundred eight square metres the foremost. some other spare
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a great number of sales themselves the same is true of the mainsail mast all the sails of them are interchangeable a total of two hundred fourteen square meters the only exception is the main sail mast. nicholai abram off is not just the ship's boat but also a former sub-mariner abramoff a spend the last thirty years making sales. but this utility room here is our workshop we have one hundred sales and store all of different shapes and sizes twenty six of them are meant for masts and races while the others are kept as replacements. nicholai is the only person on board the can repair the damaged sail. sails are torn fairly often specially by strong winds you might even say they are wounded in the battle against the elements i have especially vivid memories of one rather
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dramatic sail replacement that was last year when we were competing against the polish boat dharma ga we were on our way across the baltic sea from finland to poland that's when the top most sail collapsed but it took the cadets some four hours to get a new one back up all that happened amid strong winds and torrential rain. don't touch that. again is the bosun's favorite student like all the other cadets he joined me as crew three months ago that remembers only too well the terror he felt when confronted with the prospect of climbing a fifty metre tall mainsail must. my heart sank and i shivered all over we didn't go very far on the last occasion. and then we have that time the boat was more to house sites in petersburg we looked up at the top of the
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mosque and wondered whether it was possible to receive his soul but now it's quite a routine thing for me to do. there was usually i remember the ship being caught up in a vicious storm near here during a race. sale in a gym gripped. the guys had to be sent to the far end of the bow each with safety equipment but the ways was so big. and the guys dipped under the water several times. because some trainees are divided into shift teams each lasting four hours without doubt keeping watch on the deck is the most grueling task the crew can't predict what might happen on shift sometimes they sit around for four hours board but sometimes they have to constantly run from one end to the other. with me or watch. for our. team. because you
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feel six. feet below. the thesis field through each field. thank. you. thank. you just when you actually did it very quickly it's more like just spring for a while when you stop. this is me. and i don't want to. risk my.
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goodies. you know seven. hundred over. the first exchange of communications with race officials. today. an hour later. participants are informed of how they're doing. with the belligerent form of mist up or the report we've got a science places in accordance with an updated coefficient of handicaps and the like as expected the polish boat. is in the lead we are in the second place both of us have an equal chance at the moment and only. the gap between the polish and russian sail boats is minuscule it all comes down to the second phase of the race then everything will depend on the wind the poles decide to seek strong winds by taking the risk of going further south into the open
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sea they disappear from is view but the crew sees another vessel in its place approaching on the horizon. your point but make way for our. software you don't. think are what it was all going to show must go on level that. we didn't know people. always. break when i was sixteen ok back to work. politically it was also to stop the tourists want to take our picture just because. they don't see that many sailboats.
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the cruise liner sails off followed by the sun sliding behind the horizon the first night of the races second phase sets in the nervous tension from the start fades away life on board returns to normal cadet self shifts do what they can to vent all that pent. energy ms current speed is twelve knots people in the captain's cabin a comforter at the sailboat is heading towards another victory. sigrid laboratory to mccurry was able to build a new most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only on the dog calm.
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there will. be no yamin him. on the second day of the race the crew in the morning shift hasn't got a single moment to spare the wind is stronger than expected the first attempt to take down some of the sails is unsuccessful one of them is caught in the hurricane force wind the sail will be torn apart unless it's fixed without
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a leg. just like when it's in the back to roll up the top sail we tried to tie it to the bow so that the wind couldn't repeat upon it but we couldn't the wind is too strong it's simply too strong the crew gets control of the sails them it picks up speed to fifty knots the ship is tilting heavily. support a difficult turn for the ship still lies ahead. of us all the one past the turning point one and a half hours ago now we're heading for the finish line but there are about one hundred forty miles to go to the polish boat was slightly closer to that point and therefore made a turn a bit earlier than we did but now that we are on the right side of the wind we'll try to overtake it would think it was that literally. the polish boat is only a short distance ahead all ms crew needs to do is keep a speed for the first few hours after the turning point everything's going smoothly
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. with little and shows where we all are when the ship began three hours or so ago the bearing angle of the polish ship was something like one hundred thirty degrees now it's one hundred seventy in other words we have one back distance from the poles. but nature deals me a cruel blow the wind has died down and the ship speed instantly drops to five knots with a sails beginning to droop the bulky frigate almost comes to a halt like to pursue is trying to catch up with another exchange with race officials confirms that mir is now trailing behind the polish ship. we've got a chance to remedy the situation but only if there's a fair wind to help us in that case we might have a take ships with a small coefficient poor fellow ahead of them in the morning but the wind has driven them closer to us.
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the situation can't be remedy for the time being a strong wind is their only hope the crews whose job is taking care of the musts i will most know what to do they decide to hold a total of more competition to try to reduce the stress brought on by. come condition. was that right and loosen up. was ready was ready. was. was was it was the people with the help of this instrument where evel to see the
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constellation of the stars in the sky that of normally you see this from below but right now i am looking at it from above because what was here she was born with she is miserable because that's who are not lucky enough to be involved in the tug of war go to a room where they listen to lectures on astronomy they're not very popular but attendance has mandated. you know inside the age of g.p.s. satellite and internet communications these seamen to talk how to do six times determine a ship's coordinates by observing stance. in the service measuring how high the sun is over the horizon is easy enough good issues according to what you learn to do it after two or three lessons but also about if you want to determine the ship's location with you need to take three different measurements at a time. the problem is that the ship will cover
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a large distance in the five to ten minutes it takes for the contents to do the measurements. was was. the foresail marsh team is victorious meanwhile reports of the overall race positions of the ship start coming in as for mere there is no wind in sight yet. listen for the information about the voyage first july twenty second monday lord nelson is nine thing class and twelfth overall. and the mir is second class and second overall the pelican of london is eighth same class and eleventh overall. the ship's
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galley has its own race against time when it comes to feeding almost two hundred people four times a day speed is of the essence the cooks have to work almost around the clock during such races. usually to make the first tasty during a race we normally cook food separately when you have a tilt he told me good health food would be burned to the other half would end up on the floor so taking in potions is much more convenient. on the second evening of the race labs team hardly has any work to do the wind is still quite weak changing the configuration of the sails is pointless cadet project going takes time out to explain why people still like sailboats pushing you but this is the only place where you can feel the thrill of the wind swaying you from
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side to side while you're up there hanging on to the must also be a sailboat promotes the spirit of comradeship it builds character and your ability to stand up to the elements of truth it's a tough job setting sail was especially hard work would end up worn out and dead tired but not for one moment to die regrets. down in the bowels of the ship away from the deck in the elements signs of normal life can be found there are two campaigns showers and lounges here in addition to courses for the cadets and cabins for the regular crew about one hundred fifty people spend several months together in these premises during the night when the fate of the years may mean race hangs in the balance the atmosphere here is just as calm as it always is. the crew on the bridge follows the coordinates of mir in the polish ship its chief rival the russian
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sailboat is closer to shore its crew expects to cross the finish line ahead of the polish ship the result should be clear by next morning. the morning brings the long awaited wind that comes too late in the day the race is almost over. there's one mile to go to the finish line the poles should dharma lead usury came an hour ago mission hill which should come second. there were closer to the line because they had been going a bit further south and benefited from southerly winds but they had a lead of several miles. cool on the deck is quest for the news of the defeat. or should we say three cheers for the winners. like. you see yourselves. to meet you. but you should take both defeats and victory in your stride when you. i'm upset of course i really don't know about the others
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but we had a chance to win and we didn't the way that i see it today we just didn't go the right way i don't think it was the right way. he said. should have taken another route. it was a fair race after all it is thought as the captain says. well we'll bound to win the next time. and they're disappointed no less but getting to this place i think will do better the next leg of the race so. good news for such as mayor and dharma josie are cold windjammers limbs and it's no wonder our lives are in the wind if there is no wind we go nowhere the poles were fortunate i don't know if it was a small stroke of luck or an educated guess they showed
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a slightly better performance than we did the wind is what matters. we've mears crew takes in the sails before entering the spanish port town of kid is. out. in accordance with tradition at parades in front of thousands of spectators on the russian and polish ships more side by side they're like two peas in a pod. the sail boats turn into floating exhibitions open to the public for a few days anyone is free to inspect them inside out. i. mean while off duty samus head into town. and. the crews of all
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race competitors get together at parties on lounge with snacks drinks and done so their rivals at sea shake hands secretly hoping they will emerge victorious next time and receive such congratulations on the victory. was. today is the last stop for me she will later join thirty other sailboats returning to portugal and then the russian ship will follow a route of her own once again the wind and waves will be both her friends and foes on the way.
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an. the week's top stories are right here on our team turkey calls for a no fly zone in syria but fails to get support at the security council with the new u.n. peace envoy arguing any military interference would make a cease fire impossible. course of support for its peaceful nuclear program. u.s. moves to isolate the islamic republic. mitt romney officially named the republican party's presidential candidate this week while the democrats are greeted by protests ahead of their national convention. successfully. dollars out of his fortune. he was
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a fundamentally unreliable witness. broadcasting live from our studios in central moscow this is r.t. glad to have you with us the most open push for military intervention in syria came this week proposed by turkey has requested security for refugee camps inside the country which would lead to foreign forces guarding the camps while they are protected by a no fly zone but the idea hit a dead end that the security council was several member states expressed strong reservations about militarizing the humanitarian effort britain and france warned of they could completely bypass the un if the conflict worsened meanwhile the new international envoy to syria lakhdar brahimi said that any intervention would. professor paul sheldon foote from california state university fullerton believes
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that for some it's not about ending the violence. it's a pretext it's still another way to divide and take over the country years seeing the united nations as your vehicle their playbook worked in libya they want to try the same playbook and do it doesn't work anymore well there is no desire. to have a negotiated settlement the older purpose of this exercise is to make sure that there is no competition in the middle east or in such as by way of syria iran and other places i think the people in the west to be very happy that ended up with a massive civil war and a breakup of their country is the lack of competition of life while they claim that they care one bit about humanitarian concerns as it is a gross or. two more bomb blasts have hit damascus and going off almost simultaneously near the headquarters of the joint chiefs of staff state t.v. says a four people were injured in the explosions and the number of bomb attacks and some
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of which have been claimed by al qaeda have grown sharply in recent months they are said to be sowing panic among residents of the capital and across the country fuelling the exodus of refugees but as artie's policy or reports what they find when they escape often makes them wish they had never left. and. exhausted and drained there's not much for these refugees to do besides sweltering under the scorching desert sun children from the vine inspect home soon they walk for days in the heat to get here and so they come in numbers and under the wire not one person here has gone through the official board as in state depending on the level of violence in syria as many as a thousand people each day a feeling of cross into jordan that picked up from the border by the jordanian police and brought here to the scamp. and now a man doesn't know what to do with them the country is struggling with few natural resources little water and is in need of foreign aid their growing number is
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putting pressure on an already refugee way republic we can't order on the faces of the refugees we have to help them syria is like a sister to jordan and king abdullah and president assad friends now our king is in a very difficult situation has a direct impact on what has. relations between a man in damascus are already strained a number of defected soldiers and senior officers are being sheltered in the kingdom the most high profile refugee was the prime minister riyad hitch up who fled to turkey through jordan earlier this month and then there the tribes who fearing massive amounts of weapons ammunition and sniper rifles to syria from jordan saudi arabia is promising economic assistance in exchange for months cooperation but it could backfire. if there is regime change in syria and the extremists come to power. problems for jordan where we have our own. far more flexible. and so now jordan faces the backlash of
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a conflict which some in the country have helped to escalate meanwhile more than one hundred fifty thousand refugees remain stuck on its borders and what's supposed to be a safe enclave but we food is hard to come by toilets case and not enough tends to go around leaving some to the mercy of harsh desert conditions this. fear here is so. serious you die quickly but here we are dying a slow death i wish now i never left to come here. jordan narrowly escaped a wave of uprisings that swept the arab world it says it's getting reforms in place bash caught between both sides it might not be enough to stop the serious shockwave however that conflict in policy r t r three refugee camp on the jordanian syrian border. with all the pressure on syria piling up france is increasingly being seen as a leader of the west's efforts against assad but director of the french center for
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intelligence studies eric denise says french policies on syria depend on a steady stream of one sided reporting i would say we don't truly foreign policy for the time being i mean the mainstream in paris is in motion everything is about emotion we are absolutely under the disinformation of movies of the. then order or al-arabiya and the people are reacting only with motion we don't have the least good reflection about geopolitics and the bad mood we have. in the middle east even if the political leaders are change you know a few months ago most of the police see the same and most of the diplomatic teams are of the same looks like the friends he is now the new luxury of the u.s. like the u.k. has always been this is where the operation is good between u.k. u.s. and france because we are doing their policy. so i to have a reporting however isn't just limited to france earlier this week there was another glaring exam.

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